Leading Bible teachers open up God’s word in an accesible way, deepening and challenging our understanding. These gifted speakers will explore what it means in practice and help us apply our learning to everyday life.
Celebration & Worship
In 'Good Morning ECG!' we come together as God's family to start the day together with fun, creative worship in which everyone can get involved! 'Wake up with Worship' offers an alternative service with quieter reflection and Communion each morning.
In the evening we come together with the 'Evening Celebration' to spend time with God in contemporary praise and worship. Each night, guest speakers explore our conference theme to bring the Word of God fresh to us. Prayer is always available with our Prayer Ministry team.
Children and youth have the opportunity to worship in their own unique styles in their venues too.
Seminars / Workshops
During the afternoon we offer a variety of smaller seminars and practical workshops to help inspire and encourage, equip or teach on a whole range of topical and creative subjects.This year they are divided into streams:
Justice, All We Can, the charity partner for ECG 2021, this seminar stream to find out more about their amazing work in Uganda and all around the world.
Mission, the Methodist Evangelism and Growth team are looking at the subject of evangelism in a series of very practically based seminars.
Enabling Church, this stream offers a series of interactive sessions to help us become a Church where disabled people belong.
Discipleship, the Learning Network are offering a series which looks at personal growth within the wider context of church growth, covering vision, calling, relationships, change and dealing with conflict.
Family, a stream which will suit all ages. It includes sessions such as Family Fun, The Gospel According to Musicals, Mainly Music, More than Dance and a Family film and picnic!
During the day, families can enjoy time together with some family friendly entertainment.
Chill in the evening with one of our fringe options which can include music, theatre, comedy, illusion and film. Every year our 'Great ECG Quiz' gives you the chance to make new friends and enjoy some healthy team competition! 'On the Sofa' provides opportunity each night for you to join a discussion with some of our guest speakers. There is definitely something for all the family!
0 - 25s
ECG Tots (0 - 4)
Our youngest delegates have their very own session during the morning Bible study. Led by Hannah, ECG Tots will spend their mornings exploring Bible stories through craft, song and play.
ECG Kids (5 - 11)
Led by an incredible team ECG Kids aims to introduce children to Jesus in a fun and relevant way while ensuring that there is space for prayer and ministry amongst the games, gunge and laughter. ECG Kids runs during both the Morning Bible study and the Evening Celebration allowing you to engage fully in the conference whilst being confident that your children are also experiencing the transforming love of Jesus.
ECG Youth (11 - 18)
Possibly the coolest venue on site, Sam and the ECG Youth team provide a packed schedule of activities aimed at deepening your relationship with God whilst making new friends. The ECG Youth morning and evening sessions are filled with games, high energy worship and relevant Bible teaching while afternoon activities range from seminars to sports on the beach.
ECG (18 - 25s)
ECG 18-25s is your space to dig deeper into who God is calling you to be. Join us each morning for breakfast and bible study and in the afternoons for our seminars, as we look at what each of the Daily Themes mean to us as students and young adults.
ECG provides opportunities to engage in local mission with our partnership links with local churches and community groups. Whether you are 16 or 86 there will be a chance for to you get involved and experience the joy of sharing the Good News.
Typical Day's Schedule
A typical day at ECG looks like this:
|9:30am - 10:30am||Family Worship||Lively and relevant worship for all the family.|
|9:30am - 10:30am||Wake up with Worship||Start the day with informal worship and sharing in Holy Communion|
|10:30am - 12:30pm||Youth Bible study|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||The ECG Bible Study||Join our week’s guest Bible Study teacher as they take an in-depth look at a specific topic or bible text.|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Creative Bible Study||Your alternative Bible Study option with a different flavour!|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||18-25s Bible Study|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Selection of Seminar Streams including youth and 18-25s||Themed talks and workshops with a variety of speakers|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Selection of Seminar Streams including youth and 18-25s||Themed talks and workshops with a variety of speakers|
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||Evening Celebration||Vibrant worship in which, each night, our guest speaker will look at an aspect of this year's theme|
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||5 - 11s|
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||Youth Celebration||Special youth service with the youth worship band, team and special guests|
|9:30pm - 11:00pm||Fringe entertainment||A varied selection entertainment from singers to comedians something for all tastes!|